Strange Ad-aware Personal behavior

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by richrf, Dec 15, 2004.

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  1. richrf

    richrf Registered Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I had this strange problem where ProcessGuard began reporting that it was preventing Ad-aware from terminating smss.exe. I uninstalled Ad-aware and re-installed and the problem went away. Anyone else have similar incidences?

    Rich
     
  2. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    Hope this is some help :cool:

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  3. Pilli

    Pilli Registered Member

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    Hi RichF, Lots of security programs try to see if they can terminate, read or modify system processes but it is usually only a test or bad programming.
    SpySweeper also tries this trick :)
    If the alerts are not persistant I think you can quite safely ignore the alerts unless you notice any problems by doing so.

    HTH Pilli
     
  4. TheQuest

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    Hi, richrf

    The cause is because in Ad-adware under Tweaks>Scanning Engine, you must have set it to Obtain command line of a scanned processes which when set as such it must be stopping [or trying to stop] smss when trying obtain it command line, which will then make PG give you that Alert.

    So you will either have to stop Ad-aware from trying to Obtain the command line of a scnned processes, or give Ad-aware Terminate privileges, or do as Pilli says and ignore the alerts.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
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